The purpose of HOBY’s Leadership for Service (L4S) program is to help students identify their role in the community and discover ways they can implement change. The L4S program has been enhanced in order to move Ambassadors past the volunteerism experience and into a service-learning experience, ultimately crafting Ambassadors into civically engaged members of their community.
As sophomores begin their experience with HOBY, most identify themselves as members of the community, and possibly have been involved in volunteer service. Our goal with HOBY is to push them into becoming conscientious citizens during the seminar, encouraging them to think critically about societal issues. The skills they learn at the seminar will further push them beyond simply thinking about the issues, and into the status of an active citizen where they are continually involved in the education and action process.